Chloe Charles Psychodynamic Counsellor (BACP Accredited) Individuals & Couples
*Offering online & Telephone appointments*
My name is Chloe Charles and I am a MBACP accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor based in Bristol City Centre. You may be looking for a counsellor to help you or someone else through a difficult time. Making the decision to see a counsellor is the first step, the next one is to find the right one. I am an LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist.
What can I help with?
As an experienced psychodynamic counsellor, I have successfully helped individuals and couples who have experienced difficulties with:
- Gender identity
- Self-harm & suicidal ideation
- Sexual, emotional, physical, financial and psychological abuse
- Stress & anxiety (social, generalised and specific)
- Eating disorders & addiction
- Bipolar disorder
- Relationship issues
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Attachment disorders
- Low self esteem & confidence
- Anger management
- PTSD & trauma
I have previously worked as a Step 3 High Intensity Trauma Therapist for an IAPT service in Bristol. In my private practice I have a specialist interest working with gender identity and sexuality, embracing equality and diversity as a LGBTQ-affirmative therapist.
What can I offer you?
Within my practice, I am committed to providing therapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. I can offer short term or long term counselling depending on what is right for you. I adhere to the BACP code of conduct to provide a professional respectful service.
Where am I?
I own and run The Charles Practice, on College Green Bristol. My practice is conveniently located and very close to public transport links.
The Charles Practice, 31 College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TB
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified accredited therapist trained in psychodynamic approaches and interventions. I aim to work with each individual and couple as appropriate depending on your needs and experiences.
I previously worked at The Practice Rooms in Clifton, offering private, long term, open ended psychodynamic counselling. Additionally, I worked at The Rock Clinic in Brighton with adults, offering short term and opened ended psychodynamic counselling.
To keep up to date with the BACP standard, I undertook the following training:
- 2019 - Focus on unity- The Mary Clegg clinic programme of couple's therapy
- 2019 - Working with the Couple dynamic- Vision for the future
- 2019 - Working with the Couple Dynamic- Sexual Dysfunction
- 2019 - Working with the Couple Dynamic- Communication & Conflict
- 2018 - Introduction to EMDR
- 2018 - Working with transgender identified partners
- 2018 - Safeguarding
- 2018 - Working with sleep cycles
- 2018 - Working with long term health conditions
- 2018 - Working with young people and gambling additions
- 2017 - Working with grief
- 2017 - Working with addiction
- 2016 - Sexuality & gender in the therapy room
- 2016 - Child exploitation training
- 2016 - EACH - Educational Action Challenging Homophobia
- 2016 - Initial Child Protection - Bristol Children Safeguarding Board
- 2015 - WRAP - Train the Trainer Training for Prevent Agenda
- Professional Qualifications:
- Advanced Clinical Practice in Couple Therapy
- Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Counselling Concepts
- BSc Psychology Degree
The quality of my training:
Choosing a counsellor can be a daunting process, but it's important you know how qualified your counsellor is and understand the quality of their training. I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) a professional body. In order to obtain membership from the BACP, you must meet certain professional criteria. I have fortnightly clinical supervision and weekly reflective practice to ensure I am adhering to the ethical code of BACP. For more information please go to the BACP website.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Counselling sessions are 50 minutes long.
- individual sessions cost £50 and couples cost £80.
- Cash or card is payable at the end of each session, or block payment via bank transfer if you prefer.
I openly welcome discussions around EAP contracts, encompassing the GAD7 and PHQ9 scoring system.
What can counselling help with?
Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows the individual to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential environment. Counselling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable.
Taking a psychodynamic approach stresses the importance of the unconscious and past experience in shaping current behaviour. You will be encouraged to talk about your childhood relationships with your parents and other significant people. My role is to focus on the client/therapist relationship, particularly the dynamics. The psychodynamic approach is derived from psychoanalysis, but usually provides a quicker solution to emotional problems.
What can counselling help with?
- Home or work related stress
- Coping with a relationship breakdown
- Dealing with feelings of depression
- Social anxiety
- Exploring sexual identity
- Dealing with periods of transition
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Coping with fears/phobias
- Current or historic abuse
- Resolving identity confusion
- Low self-esteem
- Suicidal thoughts
- Self harm